(New York Post) Far-left presidential hopeful Cornel West slammed the Democratic Party on Tuesday as being “beyond redemption” due to its inability to meet the “needs of poor people and working people.”
The 70-year-old Green Party candidate was asked in an interview with The Hill’s Rising about his longtime colleague Bernie Sanders’s endorsement of President Joe Biden, claiming he is the only candidate who can “preserve American democracy” as Donald Trump runs for a second time.
“I think that Brother Bernie’s being consistent,” West replied. “You know, he said that all along and I can understand the argument.
“I think it’s a plausible argument,” he explained. “I just don’t think it’s a persuasive one.”
“I think that the argument he’s making means that there’s never any possibility for breaking the corporate duopoly, that there’s never any possibility of trying to speak to the needs of the poor working people,” West continued, before speaking about his experience on the campaign trail.
Cornel West, 70, hit out at the Democratic Party for being out-of-touch with the needs of working-class people.Rising The Hill TV
He said that while in Mississippi, he saw officials who “are dealing with issues that the Democratic Party won’t touch, which [are] issues of poverty and intense police brutality. And we haven’t even got to the military adventurism abroad.
“So I think in many ways, Brother Bernie is making a plausible argument, but I think deep down in his heart, he knows that the Democratic Party has no fundamental intention of speaking to the needs of poor people and working people.
“They are dominated by the corporate wing, they’re dominated by the militarists when it comes to foreign policy, and that [Sanders] and AOC and the others are going to be, in a certain sense, window dressing at worst, and at best, people to appeal to every four years.
“But the Democratic Party is beyond redemption at this point, when it comes to seriously speaking to the needs of poor and working people.”